Wednesday, November 30, 2005

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Shanghai public transportation news, courtesy of the 青年报 (Youth Daily):

  • In order to improve traffic flow around Shanghai Railway station, motorbikes are to be forbidden on various streets in the area. This new regulation will take effect on December 1st.

  • Starting tomorrow the Maglev will extend its hours of operation from 9 hours a day to 14 hours a day. The old hours were 8:30am to 5:30pm, and the new hours will be 7:00am to 9:00pm. During the extended morning and evening hours the train will only reach a peak speed of 300 km/hr, as opposed to the daytime peak of 430 km/hr, but the trip duration will only increase by one and a half minutes, to 8.5 minutes total. For the entire length of the operating day, train departures will be fifteen minutes apart.

I think the new Maglev hours still won't be early and late enough to cover the regular flights to and from the USA.

Oh yeah, and I discovered today that there is a new Hello Pizza location just a short walk south of the Zhongshan Park light rail station, on Kaixuan Rd. So now there is one on Jiangsu Rd, on the east end of Zhongshan Park, and on the west end of Zhongshan Park. Hooray for the RMB 10 Hawaiian pizza!


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